Silent Film & Live Music
Together (PG) + Live score + Panel discussion
A special screening of the dialogue-free ‘Free Cinema’ classic presented with a newly-commissioned live jazz score for saxophone and percussion.
Silent Film and Live Music: Variety (PG)
A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E A Dupont's Varieté (aka Jealousy) is an audacious melodrama, filmed in the legendary Berlin Wintergarten Theatre.
Little Old New York (PG*) + live musical accompaniment
A young Irish girl (controversial silent film star Marion Davies) arrives in early 19th century New York disguised as a boy to claim a fortune left for her late brother.
The Call of the Sea (15*) + live musical accompaniment
Kinoteka Film Festival closes with a digital restoration of the 1927 Henryk Szaro film The Call of the Sea, based on a novel by Stefan Kiedrzyński.
Nevertheless, She Persisted: The Suffragette (12A*) + Intro
Asta Nielsen, one of the megastars of the Silent era, plays a militant British suffragette in this contemporary portrait of the movement.
Underground (PG) + live musical accompaniment by Neil Brand
An extraordinary tale of jealousy, murder and a fatally flawed love triangle, set in and around the London Underground of the 1920s.
The Phantom of the Opera (U) + live musical accompaniment
Lon Chaney plays the disfigured creature haunting the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, who becomes obsessed with a beautiful understudy, played by Mary Philbin.
L'Hirondelle et la Mésange (PG*) + live music + intro
Our Autumn Silent Film and Live Music season opens with André Antoine's thoroughly modern take on the melodrama.
St. Wenceslas (PG*) + live accompaniment by Cappella Mariana
A landmark in Czech cinema, this historical epic is the only film to attempt to reveal the life of the country's patron saint.
Die Stadt ohne Juden (PG)
This startlingly prescient silent film from inter-war Vienna, now with score from Olga Neuwirth, chillingly imagines – and astonishingly predicts – the consequences as a city succumbs to intolerance.
Barbican Cinema 1
Barbican Cinema 1 is located within the main Barbican building on Level -2. Head to Level G and walk towards the Lakeside Terrace where you’ll find stairs and lifts to take you down to the venue floor.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Level access from the Pit floor foyer only to the two boxes (see Mobility below). All other seats lead off stepped aisles.
Two boxes at the rear of the auditorium each have space for one wheelchair user and a companion. Please book early and ask for these seats.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking, to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the auditorium. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.